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    Speech & Language Therapy
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    • 17th Oct 08, 7:35 PM
    Speech & Language Therapy 17th Oct 08 at 7:35 PM
    My son, four & a half, requires Speech & Language Therapy (SALT).
    This was always a possibility following complications at his birth.
    He is in nursery (pre-school year; equiv. to reception in England) where funding has been applied for 1:1 support.

    Here in Glasgow, my area being the 'quickest' of Glasgow, the wait for SALT is about a year.

    I know the charity 'Cerebra' can provide vouchers towards the cost of private SALT but so far I haven't enquired further about whether diagnosis would be required for an application.

    I am awaiting re referral to the Development Paediatrician. How long that will take I don't know.

    I have no money as such, but I do have a credit card.
    My son could do with the SALT now.

    Any other parents chosen to get further in debt to fund the likes of SALT?
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    • zzzLazyDaisy
    • By zzzLazyDaisy 18th Oct 08, 11:56 AM
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    • #2
    • 18th Oct 08, 11:56 AM
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    • 18th Oct 08, 11:56 AM
    Hi J-baby, welcome to the board

    The family fund also offers grants, so maybe you could get funding from two sources (sorry I don't know if that is allowed?)

    Have you tried posting on the carers thread? - someone there might have some advice?


    Daisy x
  • tattoed bum
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    • 18th Oct 08, 2:07 PM
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    • 18th Oct 08, 2:07 PM
    hi , i know a year seems a long time to wait but when they do start speech and language therapy they come on leeps and bounds my son is now 6 and has been going for a year now and the difference is amazing .
    if i was you i would wait till you had a placement as they all use different aids and ways to help ,and it's best if they keep to one therapist as this can lead to confusion
    • lil_me
    • By lil_me 18th Oct 08, 8:20 PM
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    • #4
    • 18th Oct 08, 8:20 PM
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    • 18th Oct 08, 8:20 PM
    Something I wouldn't hesitate paying for if my child needed it. With therapy services many who pay privately also state the experience and progress is much better.
    One day I might be more organised...........:confused:
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  • j-baby-scotland
    • #5
    • 18th Oct 08, 11:12 PM
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    • 18th Oct 08, 11:12 PM
    Thank you all for the replies.

    I am going to go for free assessment at a local speech therapist, & if successful, fund it myself. (god love credit cards)

    My son has been hitting out, maybe due to frustration at not being understood.

    I feel it is in his best interests to forge ahead & get SALT started.

    Thanks again.
    • Jazzy_B
    • By Jazzy_B 19th Oct 08, 7:45 PM
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    • 19th Oct 08, 7:45 PM
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    • 19th Oct 08, 7:45 PM
    I used the speech therapy service in Ayr, and they were fantastic.
    Good luck with your son, and I hope you don't have to wait too long.
    • jackthenipper
    • By jackthenipper 22nd Oct 08, 10:25 AM
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    • 22nd Oct 08, 10:25 AM
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    • 22nd Oct 08, 10:25 AM
    Cant you get your GP to refer you to a local government based speech & language therapist.
    You can't be lost if you don't know where you're going.
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